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The New York Times
September 25. 2020
Donors are giving money in different ways this year, and two new projects are helping them identify the nonprofit groups that can best use their money.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 24, 2019
For the first time ever, Vanguard Charitable in 2018 disbursed $1 billion worth of grants made by donors and is on track to surpass that in 2019, according to president Jane Greenfield.
June 4, 2020
Helping clients realize and execute an effective giving strategy builds trust and elevates an advisor’s ultimate purpose beyond investments and portfolio management to something more meaningful and valuable.
March 22, 2020
The widespread use of DAFs is evident in their rapid growth. “They’re absolutely taking off,” said Ann Gill, chief philanthropic officer at Vanguard Charitable.
June 14, 2021
It's arguably the best donor-advised fund affiliated with an asset-management firm for donors who plan to maintain higher account balances.
May 14, 2021
Continued strong growth in donor-advised funds in recent years, coupled with increasing client interest in ESG and impact investing, has led many national DAF providers and community foundations to expand their investment options to include positive social and environmental change.Read more
March 11, 2021
New tools helped people find ways to target their gifts, such as Vanguard Charitable’s Nonprofit Aid Visualizer tool, which uses mapping technology to help people identify areas with the most need and find local charities specializing in COVID-19 relief.Read more
March 3, 2021
The world has been reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year now. Every element in our society has adjusted, adapted, and pivoted in some way, shape, or form—and philanthropy is no exception.Read more
March 2, 2021
You’d assume the pandemic negatively impacted charities, with financially-strapped consumers holding onto cash more tightly. But actually donations went up sharply during the first six months in 2020. One of the biggest growth areas is donor advised funds (DAFs).
January 29, 2021
The dollar value of grants from DAFs surged in 2020, according to reports from nonprofits linked to Charles Schwab and Vanguard Group.Read more
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
January 11, 2021
The pandemic has transformed the economy, and corporate philanthropy is no exception.Read more
January 10, 2021
With 2020 behind us, it’s time to look forward to a new year. Use this opportunity every year to review finances. Create a list of all the accounts, apps and tools you have. Then go down the list one by one to determine if you really need each one. Consolidate investment accounts where it makes sense.Read more
Vanguard Charitable by the numbers
Dollars granted from Vanguard Charitable since inception.
Additional grant dollars accrued through investment and market impact since inception
Individual grants issued to charity since inception.
Active accounts as of 11/30
Total FY20 Granting $ through June 30
Total FY20 Granting Units through June 30
# of unique organizations supported in FY20
Vanguard Charitable donors take action
In 2020, our donors’ generosity broke records.
During a year of extraordinary crisis, our donors stepped up and used their Vanguard Charitable DAFs to make a critical impact in the fight against COVID-19, as well as support the causes they believed in most. Read about how you can join Vanguard Charitable donors and support COVID-19 relief efforts.
Data from Jan.1 – Dec. 31, 2020
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What is a donor-advised fund?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving account designed exclusively to invest, grow, and give assets to charities for meaningful and lasting impact. Here's how it works: You donate assets into a DAF and recommend how those assets should be invested. Your contribution is tax deductible and the assets in the DAF grow tax-free. When you're ready, recommend a grant to a charity you care about, and we take care of the rest.
Who is Vanguard Charitable?
We are the nation’s leading provider of the highest value donor-advised funds. Our charitable investment accounts enable impact to multiply, helping our donors take their giving further. We were founded by Vanguard in 1997 as an independent 501 (c)(3) to make it easier for donors to increase the value and impact of their giving—through lowest-cost, long-term charitable investments. Guided by Vanguard’s time-tested principles of low cost investing, we balance the highest levels of service and convenience with the lowest cost ratios in the industry. We like to say that we help donors take their giving further.
Meet our President
Jane Greenfield is president of Vanguard Charitable, a national donor-advised fund and one of the nation’s top grantmakers. Thousands of donors have entrusted Vanguard Charitable with their charitable goals and, since inception, have recommended over $10 billion in grants to nonprofits across the country, making Vanguard Charitable one of the
largest grant-making organizations in the United States.
Prior to joining Vanguard Charitable in 2015, Jane held a number of positions as a principal at Vanguard in the Institutional, Retail, and Financial divisions. Before joining Vanguard in 2001, Jane spent 16 years in the banking industry. She holds Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 licenses, and the CIMA® designation. She has served on various nonprofit boards, including Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, People’s Light and Theatre, and United Way Women’s Initiative. Jane earned a B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.